I was very excited to accept a PM position after a relatively lengthy interviewing process with a small local company.
There was an extended wait before my start date due to a change in management responsibilities. I started the job on a Monday and was known throughout my “meet and greet” meetings as the “new PM”.
However, on day two, a staff meeting was held in my department to discuss the “restructure”. I was extremely surprised to learn that I had been given a much lesser position of assistant. I discussed this with the manager later and was somewhat satisfied with the answers.
After having nearly a week to think it over and process what happened and realizing how thoroughly different the job is from what I accepted, I’m ready to leave. I have zero trust and no motivation.
Is this a common practice? Any thoughts? I know they can do essentially whatever they want in my “at-will” state. I’m just crushed.